West Face Capital’s Alexander Singh joins Acasta Capital

Alexander Singh has joined Toronto-based merchant bank and advisory firm Acasta Capital, assuming the roles of director and general counsel. Singh was previously a general counsel at West Face Capital, a Canadian alternative investment manager that combines control-through-distressed, high-yield, negotiated finance, proactive equity and private equity activity. West Face also has its headquarters in Toronto.

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Alexander Singh Joins Acasta Capital

TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Marketwired – Sept. 16, 2014) – Acasta Capital Inc. announced today that Alexander Singh has joined the firm as Director and General Counsel.

“We are building at Acasta Capital a best-in-class and unique merchant bank that aligns its interests with those of its corporate clients and investment partners to achieve exceptional and transformative growth in value. Our firm focuses on unlocking that value in creative and innovative ways by identifying opportunities that others don’t see,” stated Dr. Anthony Melman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Acasta Capital. “Alex is an exceptional individual who will complement Acasta’s DNA with his extensive experience in deal-making and his smart-minded approach to business, especially related to fund formation, co-investment deals and transaction structuring.”

“Acasta offers a collaborative approach to new ideas and transformational change that I know will be of significant value to a range of businesses,” added Alex Singh. “I am excited to be a partner at Acasta and to help lead growth there in new ways.”

Prior to joining Acasta Capital, Alexander Singh was General Counsel to West Face Capital, one of Canada’s largest alternative asset managers which has grown to approximately $3B in assets under management. He was a member of the senior executive from April 2010 to August 2014, and had been actively involved in West Face’s transactions, fund formation, compliance and regulatory matters, and operations. In 2013, Alex was chosen as Tomorrow’s Leader at the annual Canadian General Counsel Awards. He previously practiced corporate and securities law at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, has a J.D. from the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University and a B.Comm. from McGill University.

Acasta Capital is an independent Toronto-based merchant bank and advisory firm that works with clients around the globe. To learn more, please see www.acastacapital.com.

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Acasta Capital Inc.
Mark Entwistle
(416) 531-9497 ext. 4
mark.entwistle@acastacapital.com
www.acastacapital.com

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